We had planned on going to the beach yesterday, but we never made it!
We were actually going to take Nataly (age 6) with us. But Nataly changed her mind when she saw we had our bags packed and she figured maybe she wouldn't be coming back either. Kids are funny sometimes. Anyhow, when we got to our new place and got things settled, we decided to go in to town and buy groceries etcetera and then just relax here for the rest of the day. Besides, Mary has Friday off work so we'll go to the beach with them that day.
There are two chain style grocery stores in Puerto Escondido. A "Super Che" and a "Bodega Aurerra". The Super Che is a bit bigger and closer so we normally go there.
But there's a problem.
Right now, you don't know from one day to the next if they're going to be open.
You've probably all heard of the missing 43 students. It's been all over the news, so I won't repeat the story here. But people are understandable upset and there are a lot of protests going on. One of the things they do as a form of protest here is to picket the major chain stores and shut them down for a day or two here and there. But since we've been here, they've been shut down more than they've been open!
The idea is that by shutting the stores down, the government loses tax revenue and is more likely to do something about it as a result. Is it effective? No idea. But it sure is frustrating to those who want to shop.
So instead, we have to try and get what we need from all of the small shops and the markets. Better for some of the locals who own those small shops and market stalls, I suppose...but not really better for us. We decided to only buy what we needed for the short term and try and head back there again today.
We love the rooftop patio here!
This fellow spends a lot of time on the wall next door.
Great sunset last night!
For our Amazon.com shoppers who are located in the U.S.,...some fantastic prices on memory cards and flash drives...
Oh, and thanks to the person who bought the beautiful Christmas tree yesterday!